The Michinoku Academia Startup Platform*, in cooperation with the Tohoku-Israel Startup Global Challenge Program, will hold an online lecture addressed to students, faculty and staff members of the principal and joint universities taking part in the platform, and for Michinoku GAP Fund recipients.
Within this era of VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity - also including the COVID-19 pandemic, students and faculty members are nowadays expected to have a global perspective, a mindset that is flexible and not bound by conventional precedents, and the ability to adapt to the changing environments.
In such circumstances, Israel is showing remarkable progress, with a population of just 9 million which is about the same as the Tohoku region.
An estimated 500-1,000 startups emerge each year, and VC investment in Israel is the first in the world as a percentage of GDP (OECD Entrepreneurship at a Glance, 2017). The nation is also ranked 7th in the Bloomberg Innovation Index (2021, Japan 12th), while Tel Aviv City placed 7th in the Global Startup Ecosystem Rankings (2022, Tokyo ranked 12th).
What made Israel such an innovation giant? This event serves as an opportunity to learn from one of the Israeli entrepreneurs about his global perspectives and the mindset to move forward in unstable times.
*The Michinoku Academia Startup Platform includes Tohoku University, Hirosaki University, Iwate University, Akita University, Yamagata University, Fukushima University, Niigata University, Nagaoka University of Technology, Miyagi University, and the University of Aizu.
|Date||Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 16:20-17:50 (Japan)|
|Place||Online (Zoom Webinar)|
|Language||English with Japanese simultaneous interpretation|
|Organizer||Tohoku University,Michinoku Academia Startup Platform|
|Management||Embassy of Israel in Japan,Spurcle Inc., Entrepreneurship Forum Israel (EFI),The 8200 Alumni Association|
|Support||Sendai Startup Ecosystem Acceleration Council|
|Participants||・Students and faculty members of Michinoku Academia Startup Platform (Tohoku University,Hirosaki University, Iwate University, Akita University, Yamagata University, Fukushima University, Niigata University, Nagaoka University of Technology, Miyagi University, The University of Aizu)
・Michinoku Gap Fund members
|Deadline||November 13 (Sun)|
Co-founder and CTO of Data Of The Soil (DOTS)
Elad Yeshno recently received his Ph.D. from BGU - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Hydrology and Water Resources Science.
Having completed his degree, Elad joined BGU Prof. Ofer Dahan (Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research) and Professor Shlomi Arnon (Electrical and Computer Engineering), to found DOTS, Data Of The Soil, which offers a solution to the immense problem of water contamination by fertilizer overdose.
DOTS is a revolutionary enabler, helping optimize farming budgets around the world, lowering variable costs, and raising yield values, while dramatically reducing the environmental impact caused by agricultural pollution.
|Other||Please refer to the following link for more detail.